Sebastian Coe Charitable Foundation supporting Cancer Research

Strutt & Parker’s charity challenge for 2016 was to raise £200,000 for the Sebastian Coe Charitable Foundation supporting Cancer Research UK. This is in support of Cancer UK’s appeal to help build the Francis Crick Institute.

Opening in London in autumn 2016, the Crick will be one of the most significant developments in UK biomedical science for a generation. It is costing £650 million to build and Cancer Research UK is one of the funding partners.

More than 1,200 of the world’s best scientists will work in the building and their goal is to understand the basic biology underlying human health. They will find ways to prevent and improve treatment of the most significant diseases affecting people today, including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s amongst many others. The Francis Crick Institute will create an environment that brings together the best minds with the best facilities. This will encourage collaboration and foster faster breakthroughs which will in turn accelerate progress and get life saving treatments to patients as quickly as possible. This will make an incredible difference to so many people’s lives across the world.

To join us in supporting this challenge, you can make a donation by clicking here.